Former United States President Donald Trump has ruled out this Friday the testimony of his own daughter before the special committee of the House of Representatives that investigates the assault on the Capitol before the hearings scheduled to explain the findings of the events of January 6 in Washington.
“Ivanka Trump he did not participate in observing or studying the results of the elections. She was long gone and in my opinion she was just trying to be respectful of Bill Barr and his position as attorney general”, he has published on the Truth Social platform, as reported by ‘Politico’.
Trump has referred to one of his allies, former Attorney General Bill Barr, who said at the time that the former president had effectively lost the 2020 elections, a position that Ivanka has also shared. “I respect Attorney General Barr, so I accepted what he said,” she said in a video statement to the committee.
“I made it clear that did not agree with the idea of saying that the elections were stolen and publish these things, that I told the president that they were shit”, Barr testified, for his part, adding that “it was crazy” and that “they were wasting their time”, as well as “doing great damage” to the country .
Additional interviews shown at Thursday’s hearing included other Trump advisers, who noted that the then-president of the United States they did not have enough evidence of fraud to annul the election.
‘Hang Mike Pence’
Likewise, never-before-seen material has been shownincluding bird’s-eye views from security cameras depicting the mob of supporters around the Capitol reading Trump’s Twitter messages encouraging unrest.
After that moment, the committee has also shown a clip of Trump supporters singing ‘Hang Mike Pence’. “Aware of the chanting of the rioters, the president responded with this sentiment: ‘Maybe our supporters have the right idea.’ Mike Pence ‘deserves it,'” Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney said.
The American politician, who was expelled from the Republican leadership for challenging Trump, since then being the face of the internal opposition to the former president, has argued this Thursday that Trump opened “multiple fronts” to stay in power “through illicit actions”.
However, Trump has signaled that his approval of the phrase ‘Hang Mike Pence’ is “a story invented by someone looking to become a star”, according to the American chain CNN.
On the other hand, within the framework of said hearing, the president of the committeeBennie Thompson, assured this Thursday that the incident was “the culmination of an attempted coup” by former President Trump.
“What you have witnessed is what a coordinated and planned effort would look like,” Thompson said after filmmaker Nick Quested showed the committee a recording of a meeting between the leaders of two violent groups that led the insurrection, The Proud Boys y Oath Keepers, as reported by NBC.
Over the next few weeks, the panel plans to conduct at least six more public hearings and develop various pieces of the plot that unfolded on January 6 to keep Trump in power after the victory of the current president, Joe Biden.